Keep Forsyth County Beautiful to Host Free Adopt-A-Stream Workshops
Programs will educate citizens on how to protect local water resources
Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB) will host two free workshops designed to educate citizens on the best ways to monitor and protect local waterways through the Adopt-A-Stream program. The goal of the Adopt-A-Stream program is to inform citizens about local water quality and advise on the most effective ways to protect local water resources.
The first workshop is Biological Assessment. This workshop will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at the Fowler Park Recreation Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. During the Biological Assessment Workshop, attendees will learn how to collect, identify and count stream insects in order to assess the stream’s quality.
The second workshop is Chemical and Bacterial Certification. This workshop will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at the Fowler Park Recreation Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Chemical and Bacterial Certification Workshop will educate attendees on how to perform basic chemical and bacterial sampling on local streams.
“The Adopt-A-Stream program strives to raise public awareness about the importance of water quality,” KFCB Community Outreach Specialist Kevin Smith said. “By facilitating firsthand experience in monitoring local water resources, the program is a great opportunity for citizens to take a leading role in protecting these valuable resources.”
To register for these free workshops, contact Kevin Smith at 678.513.5892 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fowler Park Recreation Center is located inside Fowler Park at 4110 Carolene Way.
Forsyth County’s Adopt-A-Stream program is part of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division.